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the internet . two golf greats, driving a message to tax happy lawmakers. see if their message is heard. cashin in kicks off right now. good morning, i am eric bowl glad you are joining us. mr. wayne rogers and johnathon honic and tracey burns and sandra smith and dennis. welcome everyone. forget the pay roll tax hike and fiscal cliff deal. senator chuck schumer making no secret tax hikes are coming. tracey much like phil mickleson enough is enough. >> eric enough is enough. i barely saw my paycheck. i am glad phil mickleson spoke out. he can leave and go to another one of his homes if the estate taxes are too high. >> i can't. unless we move the new york study is itio. i got to live near my job. i don't have that luxury. >> johnathon aren't we taxed enough already. >> we are indeed . states like new york and eric you are talking about 60 percent of your earnings. no wonder they are leaving in droves. high taxes, taxings are forced. high taxes prompt an exodus whether tiger woods or going back to the uk in the 70s, the rolling stonings. if you work and don't get to keep the product of your labo
control, and tax hikes. you notice anything missing? bob cusak and sabrina says democrats are embolden this time and spending cuts last on the list. bob, first to you. bob, the president is essentially a lame duck, the second term, 16 months. that's a lot to deal with in 16 months. what's first on the agenda, do you think? >> first is gun control, and, obviously, this was before the connecticut shooting, but he did not talk about it in the first term. he didn't push it. he's going to be pushing that, pushing immigration, pushing climate change, but spending is not on his agenda, cutting spending. i think he was interested in 2011, almost got a deal with speaker john boehner on a grand bargain on entitlement reform, crafting a budget now. i don't think you're going to see major cuts in that. it's a significant shift. remember, obama said the deficit kept his awake in the first term. through his actions, you know, he's not pursuing a lot of cuts and changes to entitlements. liz: what is feasible for the president to get through with a window of 16 months? gun control? what do you think h
. melissa: that was quick end to the point. at the career of being taxed without representation right now. that is all the "money" we have for you today. we'll see you back here tomorrow. gerri willis is up next. ♪ gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report". >> is hello kitty really terrifying to some of us? why is one pennsylvania kindergartner in big trouble over his toy gun that only shoots out bubbles? we will have the details on this extraordinary case next. and as president obama celebrates his inauguration day, what will another four years mean for us? >> new ideas and technology. >> that, if you have just a cold? died missing themselves instead of going to the actual doctor. but is this safe? we will ask dr. mitchell brooks. "the willis report" is on the case. gerri: tonight stop -- top story takes us to a suburb located about 90 miles northwest of philadelphia. officials at an elementary school have suspended a five year-old girl over what they called terrorist threats. after the kindergartner reportedly told a classmate that she wanted to share w
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. and there is money moving away from high tax states and moving to lower or no tax states. and travis wrote the book "how money walks", a pleasure to be here. stuart: we've got the fancy technology and the number one state where money is walking away. the number one state. right here in new york, we've seen a loss the last 15 years internal revenue service and u.s. census bureau combined. 58 billion out of the state. stuart: there's new york and 58 billion out. >> going to the other places. stuart: is california second? >> that's right you've got nearly 32 billion dollars migrated out. adjusted growth income out of california to the other states. stuart: hold on, talking adjusted gross income. california 31 billion dollars worth of income, that means middle class, wealthier people, they're the ones who moved out taking that money with them. income out. >> that's right, we're looking at 1040 tax returns, taxpayer mobility and not just talking professional golfers or presidents of state. we're talking about working families and all sizes of businesses and going all over the country. stuart: is there
increases do not reduce the deficit because every dollar of tax increase leads to, of $1.17 in additional spending but spending more money to people who will waste it only encourages them. we are not sending any more and. >> most economists agree you need a comprehensive mixed of cuts and increases. liz: i am done with the economist. we tried that and look where we are. we have a huge entitlement problem. >> also in the uk we have that. liz: britain is not the size of the united states. we have different issues. >> yes but we have to much austerity you do not want to go our direction. liz: you have been terrific. have a terrific weekend. thank you for watchingre's praye stock, everybody. >> money is next. melissa: here's what's "money" tonight. tim guy near -- geithner out the door, and president obama said he was one of the best ever. we have his report card and whether jack lew can do better. may be the end of the union as membership plunges to a 97-year low. there could be one thing to save the union. we have the former chief here to explain, and there's swatting and m
. >> good morning, everyone. if you thought tax the rich was over, please think again. in a new budget, senate democrats reportedly want more taxes on the rich and more taxes on oil and gas companies and hire of taxes on corporations make money overseas and charles schumer make more for taxes on meet the press yesterday. >> we need the money and second, a great opportunity for us, in our budget, we will have tax reform many my republican colleagues like, but it will include revenues and a great opportunity to get us more revenues to help in part deal with sequestration and deal with-- >> senator schumer. stuart: you have a great opportunity. so that's where we are headed and the next four years does indeed kick off it had. for a moment. look back. the president's policy mass been to spend more, tax the rich and protect the debt. in 2009 the debt was a little over 10 trillion and nod it's skyrocketed. it's over 16 trillion and it will be 17 trillion by this fall. the number of people on food stamps way up. in 2009, 33 million. today, that number all the way up to 47 1/2 million and stil
other than taxing the rich did nothing to give us deficit reduction or offer accommodations or not entitlement spending that's the longer term debt driver. melissa: susan, talk on the stimulus, how much is directed by him, and how much he had control over or warn what was coming down the road in terms of the bills. what do you think? >> there's revisionist history going on with my fellow panelists, i think. part of the negotiations around the stimulus at that time, republicans wanted even more of the stimulus to be in the form of tax cuts. one-third was tax and two-thirds stimulus. they already didn't like the plan. this was a negotiated solution what we had, and so the idea of putting more money into infrastructure, absolutely, all for it, and tim would have been too 6789 what's the political environment you operate in, and it was not going to happen at that time. unfortunately, that problem persisted, but if you remember, you know, take yourself back to the fall of 2008, beginning of 2009, and you look at the tenure here. we had gdp contracting at, like, 8%. we were hemorr
and the no new taxes pledge and the black caucus, threats against anyone who cuts any hint of services and entitlements. scared of the aarp, ending anything having to do with retirement or medicare. >> and in the end of the day we'll be in default and like the story, f. scott fitzgerald-- or hemingway, went broke during the crash and he asked how it happened and he said gradually and then all at once, that's what will happen to us. >> one thing at that doesn't stop, the meter, the debt meter, mountain of debt. >> on and on. the average family in this country $52,000 your share of the federal debt and let me tell you, even if the left and right agree where to cut and give you an example here, there is an example, the christopher columbus foundation, $450,000 line item in the budget and congress tried to kill it it seven times, seven times this program continues to this date. and the president tried to kill this program. it still goes on, and these guys can't save money for love or money. >> and charlie, were you standing up for the christopher columbus thing? or were you the one in the
to pass a budget, but the senate cease going to pass a democratic budget, one that raises taxes and probably increased spending, too, and what good is that? we're not requiring the senate to balance the budget in ten years, 25 years, or ever. i don't know what good is coming from the deal. you're right. it's unfortunate, and it's a retreat. remember this, he may not have the votes to pass it tomorrow. conservatives in the house can still step up and say, no, listen, we're doing something today. today is the day to save the nation and children. neil: could be the argument that, you know, cooler heads prevail, get the ducks in order doing this in may versus now. i think on both party's houses for just delaying making such decisions, period. >> we've been kicking the can for a couple of years, if not longer, others argue that, but i think having this conversation four times a year for the next couple years or however long it takes is a really, really bad idea because the margs needs stability. businesses need stability. >> maybe not. the markets are fine with it. >> creditors need
planet, that's already been proposed. they will move on to taxing the rich some more and then defending the welfare state. in short, president obama's inaugural address will be echoed over there. he gave davos the blueprint and the high and mighty will adopt a collectivist mentality, but we will not. no elitism here, "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ [ slap! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you h heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums >> watch out, big financial revelation coming, we don't focus much on earnings here, but apple, that's no ordinary company. if you have a mutual fund or an index fund you own a little bit of apple. it it has, by the way become what i'm calling a door stopper. the stock price holding right
's taxes. with taxes spiking the rich are fleeing for the borders. how much can the state take from the wealthy before there is nothing left? today's "money" power panel weighs in. >> didn't think new york apartments could get any smaller? oh how wrong you are. micro apartment are coming to the big apple. could the miniature spaces bring big profits to the developers and will they spread to more cities? one of the architects is here with the details. even when they say it's not, it's always about money. melissa: first let's look at the day's market headlines and today's market moment. the beat goes on for the bulls. strong earnings from the likes of ibm, and google helped give a boost to stocks. the dow and s&p 500 hit fresh five-year highs. the blue-chips rose 66 points. apple earnings are sliding after-hours. the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings just a short time ago, beat expectations on the bottom line. came in a bit light on revenues. mcdonald's shares climbed. it beat expectations on the top and bottom line in the fourth quarter. also reported a solid rebound in
for more spend more tax hikes and meaning property taxes go up. why? to pay for the benefits . taxpayers are saying wait a second, we get it . the union members understand the back lash, too. >> bill, your back shot was hard to digest, but there are so many overseas jobs that used to go to unimembers here. is there any way unions can bring those jobs back to china back home. >> yes, manufacturing jobs are coming back to north america because china is coming back. i disagree that the unions are on the defensive when it comes to government. they own government. >> one place it is growing is public sector. >> ebe mac touched on the reason why. government doesn't compete. they raise taxes. private sector where business is up to compete on the price of the product. unions make companies less competitive. >> what does it say about unions. they used to represent . people were proud to put the union label on the product. is that still true, steve? >> no, all you have to do is lookk at detroit and the legacy and companies that went in to right to work states and they paid competitive wages and di
, boarding and stashing my stuff. melissa: looking at your boots. >> income inequality taxes would get rid of it. melissa: that's all the "money" we have for you today. o.c. becker tomorrow thanks to both of you. gerri: -- "the willis report" hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight, hold onto your wallets. ceos from around the globe telling us how to spend our hard-earned cash for climate change. a look at the billions of waste will dollars and how much it's costing you. end of breakdown a new report showing how many trips to the moon you can take in the amount of time it a stake in the senate to pass a budget. also, one of the highly recommended retirement investments falling short. we will "cover your assets" as we look up for you and your money. "the willis report" is on the case. more on target date funds coming up later. first, tonight's top story, record low temperature sweeping across the united states and langdon, north dakota wind chills but the temperature down to what felt like-51 degrees fahrenheit. imagine, frigid temperatures close dozens of schools and so far two deaths
, requiring congress to not spend more than it makes, than it takes in in taxes. if you call taxation making money, but it can't spend more than it takes in. any traction on that? >> yeah. this is an idea, an old idea, whose time has timely come, and, you know, as polls show about 75% of all americans support this idea, most of the state legislatures operate the same way, and we need to do this because we need permanent structural spending reform so that we don't find ourselves back in the same position every six to 18 months in raising the debt limit. >> limit spending to 18% of the gross national product, 18%. right now, it's a rate of 23%. we're looking at some of the other things that you would do. you want a historical average of total federal receipts so congress is only run a deficit, increase taxes, or increase debt if agreed upon by a two-thirds vote. i like how it sounds, but it doesn't sound like you can get other politicians to agree to it? >> rome was not build in a day. it's in the a sell yet, but we have support in the senate for the idea of a balanced budget amendment. the la
mickelson trying to take a mulligan for his comments on taxes. he will make drastic changes because of california's huge tax hike. what exactly does it mean? is he moving? is he retiring? sportscaster jim gray is sharing hints from mickelson as he joins us. >>> 2012 showed the biggest spike in home prices since the summer of 2006 but there is still time if you want in. we've got the surprising inside scoop what is hot and what's not from coast to coast. >>> iraq stumbles upon a billion barrels of oil they didn't even know they had. we have details whether that could be a global game-changer. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: first let's take a look at the day's market moment. a wild ride on wall street today. stocks reversed courses in midday trading with all three major indices ending the session in the green the dow ended up 62 points. travelers insurance reported fourth quarter results. the company still managed to post a profit despite increased claims from hurricane sandy. that is where the good news ended though. travelers profit for the quarter was
in trade, just floating the idea of a carbon tax, how people and ideas on how to spend that tax revenue. this is what happens when you create new revenue streams. these companies are going to come crawling for it. gerri: on sure you heard the president speaking at the inauguration talking about how important investing in green energy is, how he intends to continue, but there is no track record of success with department of energy. what do you say? >> that's exactly right. if you look at the tens of billions that were spent in the stimulus bill, a lot of failure, and the success, again, that is only patting the bottom line of the companies that were successful. take a look at western europe, countries going bankrupt and there are scaling back subsidies. they're not doubling down because they realize that this is a tried and failed approach. exhibit a and b1 not to do this, not to spend hard-earned taxpayer dollars investing in these grain subsidies because they simply don't work and are necessary. gerri: what is really interesting is that we have had an energy explosion in our country. i
with the conservative republican are surprised to hear the answer is more taxes. this time on hospitals. we will diagnose what this means for you no matter where you live plus the did you know these teeseven has been an entire year since president obama's job council officially made? to as to save the economy. are you happy with how things are going? or power panel is here with what should be happening. for all you brides and grooms to my being the case of cold feet, don't despair. a new company lets you buy and sell your wedding. all you have to worry about is the person elected the altar. the woman behind this new business, even when they say it's not, it's always about "money." all right. we start with the first to announce plans on how exactly it hopes to pay for obamacare. a little bit surprising. republican arizona governor says that the tax increase interstate is the answer. the governor proposing a new hospital provided tax, and this is on topple all the taxes we were just three weeks ago. a number of experts and even some hospitals are on board with the governor's new tax hike. wit
. melissa: if you thought washington satisfied its search to tax breaks it -- rich, think again. senate democrats reportedly want even more knew taxes. lori: breaking details out of algeria after the bloody for a hostage situation at the gas plant. hopes fading for survivors. the grim toll and the unanswered questions that. president obama making his career just a couple of moments ago that he is ready to do battle on the economy and that, but not at the expense of social security, medicare, and medicaid >> we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. lori: the president giving his second inaugural address this morning. rich edson now joining us from washington d.c., and that was certainly a politically partisan address we heard from the president. >> reporter: well, it was a d
the exporters going down and then the wild card here is what is the government going to do with taxes, how does that affect business and consumer spending. so we're on that road, but the road is-- it needs a lot of pavement, stuart. hopefully our government will do the right thing by us. >> hopefully. >> stay there for a second, carol, i want your opinion on another news item. and we broke the story yesterday, union membership, it's way down. i've got some numbers for you, in all, 400,000 workers, less left the labor movement, gone, 400,000, the state of wisconsin lost 46,000, 13%. indiana, where a law passed last year that doesn't require workers to pay a union fee, still allows them to benefit from collective bargaining, that lost more than 56,000 union members in that state. down 18%. most of the municipal workers, by the way. and these are the lowest union levels since 1916, i believe. carol, it occurs to me that unions have a lot of political power at the moment, but they're sharply declining membership. >> they do. and you know, it's funny, i am he' the daughter of a union electrician so
market is looking at, is the government is so much in gridlock. look, the democrats hated bush tax cuts and they made them permanent and they continued the biggest stimulus program in the history of mankind, 40 cents of every day dollar we don't have. the stock market looks at that, look, free government money everywhere, low taxes, let's party and that's what the market's doing. there's no one in charge in washington d.c. absolutely no one. >> brenda: and wall street likes that. >> yes. >> brenda: caroline, you want to weigh in here? >> well, absolutely. toby, i don't know what u.s. you're living in because we're in economic calamity. we don't have much of a middle class so we have a very long recession, we're not getting out of it it because of the lack of aggregate demand and flexibility in our market system because we have such a bifurcation of rich and poor. and what we have is a david versus goliath. >> hang on professor, i'm looking at the worst calamity here. >> are we not in a calamity? >> no. >> brenda: should unemployment go up, do you think, because the labor relations board
. when i came into office the governor and general assembly without my support passed a large income tax increase here in the january of twe ven. the sad thing we're now two years into the income tax increase and they raised money and not respond to the problem. i think this year, this spring session of the general assembly it will finally come home to reality. not only downgrades, moody's, fitch and standard have eight watches, warnings or downgrades since the income tax increase has gone into effect. what comes next the fiscal year fourth four, natural revenue growth from illinois coming from sales tax, gaming without tax increases is $600 million. but the reality of the amount of increased payments into the public pension systems is $945 million. i think they will have to deal with this $345 million spread. reality is --. melissa: dan, i applaud your optimism you think this will finally be the come to jesus moment where they realize there is huge problem but i don't know that is necessarily the case because we see california going down the same road. seems like politicians almost neve
it comes. a carbon tax. the president says we must recognize the climate danger, forest fires, powerful storms, they're signs that climate change is real, it hurts and it must do something about it. here it comes, a carbon tax. if the president doesn't get a tax through congress, he will issue executive orders, other way you'll pay more in energy taxes or energy prices. in his inaugural address he spent more time on climate change than any other single issue. environmentalists ecstatic, the foreign media client. and the world's great minds will call for a 14 trillion dollar global greening. this is tuesday, january the 22nd, the day after the most liberal, all-government, all the time inauguration speech in memory. "varney & company" is about to begin. you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. [
what obama spent. >> i think we can do it if we stop spending a lot of money on wars. >> taxing people that have a lot of money is not unfair. we don't need people to be as rich as they really are. john: for the record, bush did spend an astounding $3 trillion per year, but obama spent 3.8 trillion per year so far, and that is adjusted for inflation. so obama spent 25% more. but they don't believe that. they think it's all bush's fault. >> it's a special kind of kool-aid, it is half worship ms. with dilution -- mixed with dilution. look at the threats that are happening in this country? john: i hope we would learn from what happened in greece. but as of this week, no longer do because the reaction of people in greece is not to say we messed up, we spend too much, it is to be angry about the politicians who want to cut back. and how do they take it out, they bombed the homes of tv commentators who support this. so that is a model for us? >> unfortunately that is the road we are headed down. i live in california and we see it coming faster. we shouldn't be that close to greece being on t
just had a big capital gains tax, a big dividend tax. you have obamacare that is coming down the pipe which it employers with more than 50 workers in a lot of employers are already holding back on their employment because of that. then we talk about things like coffee and trade and climate change legislation. i do not want to be entirely negative here. you mentioned the fact that the housing market is picking up. no question about that. ironically, here is the irony of this president, the number one factor that is creating jobs in the economy over the last three years has been the oil and gas sector. dagen: you would be not a smart politician if you got in the way of that in the next four years. steve, by the way, 2100 words in that address and job or jobs was noted three times. steve, it was great to speak with you. >> people should read in our "wall street journal" today, we have an excerpt from ronald reagan's inauguration. the job market was really expanding back in. dagen: steve, great to speak with you. take care. connell: we brought in chief market strategist from america finan
. now stores will be allowed to pass the extra cost on the you, like a tax. up to 4 percent of the total cost of whenever you're buying. with us now, consumer education president, smart credit dot com. the president of optimum capital management. great to have you both year. al start with you. what do you make of this? >> this is really bad news for consumers. we are already getting nickel-and-dimed to death, and we are about to get even worse. essentially, the fee that the market had -- merchant has to pay to exit the credit card, cone -- commonly called a slight fee, in the past they have not been able to charge a line-item extra cost to the consumer to cover that. starting this sunday will be allowed to. that is the bad news. they have already baked in that she in the price of the merchandise the you're buying. so now not only unable to charge a fee on top of what you're already purchasing, but essentially paying the fee to times over, and those of us to pay cash are really getting screwed because we're still paying the fee for people using credit cards. gerri: i want to show people s
interest rates rise, our taxes are going to have to be higher to pay that debt. now, not all of that debt is held in the united states so it's not a question of just having to pay taxes in order to pay the american holders of that debt. about half the debt is now held outside the united states. chinese, middle east, others. we're going to have to raise taxes in the u.s., produce goods and services in the u.s., and ship them to the chinese, to the middle east, and others. the bigger the debt is, the more of that we're going to have to do, so it's a serious problem, and it also means that things could get out of -- really out of whack as they have in europe if suddenly foreigners or others just don't want to go on holding that debt. melissa: do you think that happens? there's a lot of people that say, you know, they don't want to stop buying our debt because we're the best game in town no matter how bad it gets, but that would be the tipping point when they come in and don't buy our debt. people say that would never happen. you honestly believe that would happen? >> it certainly could. it's
. he kind of cleaned john boehner squat in terms of taxes and revenues. it was all tax increases. $15 million in spending cuts. republicans have to get their acts together to negotiate better on the debt ceiling and other things. neil: what is the overture on the republican party? saying that they are going to push for a three-month extension? >> sure, what i read in it was from a pr standpoint in saying that gets all is a bad idea and will hurt the economy. and for economy a year and a half ago. republicans are saying that maybe it's a smart move in the sense that they want to say enough of this pr stunt. let's take the falls off the table but let's get to the real essence of spending cuts. the president is going to keep coming back. but it's more revenue. but it's more tax increases. we knew that in the campaign. neil: there is this paraphrase between the rich and the poor that you alluded to. maybe he has not done this. >> i don't think he is done on more tax increases. neil: more deductions? >> deductions and perhaps more rate hikes. this was alluded to during the fiscal cliff tal
. when this payroll tax expires, people are up in arms about it. there will not be, until we all feel pain from higher interest rates and inflation, not a single thing will be done about it. >> i hope that is not true. i hope people can really forecast and see what is happening in the future. if they do not, they'll have to wait until the car hits the wall to feel that pain. i do not think that is the case, dagen. to be very honest with you, these two parties can really get together and look at some of the entitlement programs and really make a difference. i hope it is not like what you are describing. i just hope that is not the case. dagen: maybe one area of agreement is tax reform. we heard congressman paul ryan talking about it. the president did mention it in his inaugural address earlier in the week. do you think that is doable and what she could've possibly take? >> tax reform has a different meaning to almost everyone who discusses it. bipartisan -- he meant higher tax rates on the rich. he meant a broader tax rate. he met tax increases rather than tax reform. it really was ch
jobs. without the income tax they were forced to limit the growth of their government. every state has prisons, schools but they find a way to fund those for less. those nine states gained population from other states, increase jobs four point* 9%. the other states declined. competition between neighboring states keeps them from indulging. new hampshire kept vermont politicians from going crazy. the exisnce of arizona and nevada teacher the california legislator from going crazy. they still do despite so many people moving. but it is good we have places like texas. smaller government meansfor com. bill see you monday. ♪ ♪ gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. more taxpayer waste from the obama administration. you're not surprised. a new report says millions of dollars for great energy and the 2009 stimulus package went to foreign companies. with more on this and, senior political columnist for the washington examiner. it's great to see you again, as always. i mean, look at the dollars and sincere. 16 billion for the green energy program. one out of $4 went to foreign compa
solutions. arrive from texas, no more reform, no more income tax, flat, or otherwise. passed a fair tax, tax consumption, not income, taxing income is counterproductive. and it does thank you for your optimistic outlook for america. needed a lift. glass half full, my friend. finally, another example of waste, fraud, and abuse. this time from louisiana. a local newspaper in danvers talking about a little-known state law that will make residents pay more at the grocery store. alysian requires that grocers markup milk prices 6% above the invoice and shipping costs, 6%. a local store called fresh market has a weekly special, gallons of milk for $2.99 each and every tuesday. not anymore. the state is worried such deals to drive competitors out of business. isn't that what free-market are about? if they want to compete, lower prices. if not, what consumers walk up the door. that's my "2 cents more." it's obvious. coming in tomorrow, president obama's says deficit reduction is not a goal unto itself. shouldn't it be? of every action. that's it for tonight on "the willis report." thank you for joini
a healthy state funded by 80%, but the plus side if they have an unlimited ability to raise taxes. it was really written in there. they can go ahead and tax away to solve the problem. has that worked for california? a limited ability to solve this pension problem. what do you think? >> in california we are very excited to not be the worst anymore. running around the state capital building we are 49. that is at least good news for us. raising taxes now that the marginal tax rate is topping up 13.3% for the richest californians there: accountants in droves finding ways to move their money and we are looking at unfunded pension liability maybe not as bad off, but $181 billion? melissa: i love you, jonathan, but he was so entertaining. going on to say they believe legislative consensus will be difficult to achieve given the poor track record of the past two years. in other words, may have the ability to tax until kingdom come but i don't think they will reform the pension, which they raised taxes in the past and they didn't spend the money to fix the problem. they just spend it. jona
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